RUSH: I gotta deal with something here. August 1st will be 21 years. And for about 20 of these — maybe 21 of the 21 and-a-half years, there hasn’t been a day go by that I haven’t been asked, ‘Rush, why are liberals the way they are?’ Now, you take a look at the Supreme Court decision on the Ricci case, the firefighters in New Haven, four human beings, four Americans saw no discrimination against the white firefighters in the case when it was obvious. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, writing for the minority, said, ‘While the firefighters deserve our sympathy –‘ no, they don’t. They deserve justice and equality before the law, Madam Justice. How could four human beings look at the details of that case and not find it outrageously un-American wrong? But they did, four of them, four of the nine. F. Scott Fitzgerald said, ‘The rich are different.’ That needs to be updated. Liberals are different. We do not know how they think. We attach our own rationality and common sense to our analysis of what they do and we continually are befuddled.
I think it’s time to ask the question, just as many people have puzzled over the origins of homosexuality, people have been puzzling over this. The question is still asked, ‘Do these people choose that or are they born this way?’ I think we need to ask the same question of liberals. Are they born that way, or do they choose it? Because there’s no rational explanation for it other than it’s easy. All you gotta do is see some suffering and say that you care and think other people should do something about it and you are liberal. And it gets even worse when you start telling other people how to live their lives. Part and parcel of liberalism is having elements of this country that you just despise, you think are unjust and immoral, have to be changed. But mostly you don’t have to think, you just have to feel, we all feel, except certain men. (interruption) You can’t believe I said what? See, you just want me to ask it again, that’s all you’re doing. Snerdley is expressing mock shock that I would ask the question like he could not have heard it the first time. All right, in case the people at Media Matters and MSNBC missed it, here it is again. We need to ask a very important question about liberals. Were they born that way, or do they choose it?
RUSH: James in Indianapolis. Let’s go back to the phones. Thank you for calling, sir. It’s nice to have you here on the EIB Network.
CALLER: It’s a pleasure, Rush. Nice to be with you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: First-time caller.
RUSH: Welcome here. Great to have you with us.
CALLER: I’m basically wanted to comment on the question you posed: ‘Is liberalism a born or is it a learned trait?’
CALLER: Chosen, yeah.
RUSH: Born versus chosen.
CALLER: Yeah. I’m on the from-birth side, and the reason, I guess, I am is because it’s kind of like your — and pardon the example, but — religious choices pass down from family member to family member due to what you’re taught as a young child.
RUSH: I understand your thinking on this. But when I say ‘born with it,’ I mean —
CALLER: I totally get what you mean…
RUSH: — genetic.
CALLER: Like totally born with unchanged?
RUSH: You were not born innocent and your parents pollute you one way or the other. You’re born with it, genetic. I have to ask myself: ‘Why in the hell would people choose to be liberals?’
CALLER: I understand. And us liberals I guess would choose — or say the comment, ‘Why would someone choose to be conservative?’ Que sera. But I was telling your screener, as long as I can remember, though, as a child — and not necessarily from all my parental guidance or things like that — I’ve always felt an equal or a fairness from man to man, from gender to gender, from race to race, in terms of things like education and —
CALLER: — job and things like that. So as far as I can remember, it’s something I’ve always had with me from birth.
RUSH: Yeah, I believe you.
CALLER: But, yeah. It is.
RUSH: Totally believe you. See, it doesn’t matter to you that there’s no such thing as equality or fairness in terms of outcomes. It’s just not possible. We’re all different. But that doesn’t compute with you because… (interruption) No, I’m not arguing. He said that’s what he believes. It’s not possible for everybody to be treated fairly or equal in terms of outcomes. Before the law, yeah — and that doesn’t even happen. Ask the firefighters in New Haven. Thanks to a bunch of liberals.